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Job #: R-00119661-OTHLOC-PL-2D2824
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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Leidos is seeking a Storage Administrator to support a large enterprise IT contract for the Department of Defense. This role requires technical expertise in storage engineering, system administration, and operations. This role is responsible for optimizing the configuration of the enterprise storage infrastructure to maximize availability, performance, and capacity.  This role participates in the lifecycle process of purchasing, installing, maintaining, and replacing storage devices across on-premises and cloud IT environments.  This role collects and evaluates metrics to optimize storage operations.  This individual identifies risks, performs assessments, and analyzes risk mitigation strategies.  Finally, this individual is responsible for developing and maintaining system documentation and procedures in accordance with customer requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Install, configure, and administer enterprise storage systems to include, Dell Storage Center (SC7020 and SC9000) SAN arrays, Dell Compellent (FS8600) NAS appliances, NetApp filers and Data Domain storage arrays

  • Install, configure, and administer NetBackup server and client software.  Schedule and monitor backup policies.  Generate backup status reports as required

  • Administer Brocade fiber channel switch fabrics.  Configure single initiator zone sets and monitor switch utilization and performance

  • Create and secure SMB file shares

  • Coordinate with server administrators to create, secure, and mount NFS exports

  • Develop and implement Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations plans in accordance with customer requirements

  • Install, configure, maintain, and administer Linux and Windows servers in support of storage operations such as NetBackup, Media, DSM and Master servers

  • Build capacity management dashboards that improve visibility into enterprise storage use, health, resilience, and provide ongoing resources for planning for enterprise infrastructure lifecycle replacement

  • Configure NetBackup policies.  Troubleshoot and resolve backup job failures

  • Manage Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces

  • Coordinate with vCenter administrators to provision Storage Area Network (SAN) resources to VMWare ESX cluster datastores as required

  • Configure and manage volume snapshots.  Assist customers with point-in-time file restores

  • Schedule and monitor volume replication for disaster recovery

  • Monitor health and availability of infrastructure applications and systems

  • Work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software failures

  • Coordinate with Change Management to deconflict and schedule hardware maintenance activities, system and firmware updates, and other configuration changes

  • Execute system changes during scheduled maintenance windows

  • Monitor and evaluate system performance and capacity trends

  • Resolve tier 2 and tier 3 service requests

  • Identify opportunities to automate operations.  Develop automated solutions that take advantage of Dell and NetApp system APIs

  • Work independently with minimal supervision

  • Mentor junior team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience administering enterprise-level data storage systems (Dell Storage Center, Dell Compellent, NetApp, and Data Domain preferred) with a demonstrated understanding of the following services and technologies

    • SAN administration including provisioning of LUNs, managing fiber channel zoning, and mapping storage to servers

    • NAS administration including NFS and SMB file sharing

    • Integration with VMWare ESX Server

    • Data migration strategies

    • Snapshots

    • Volume replication

    • Managing file and share permissions in an Active Directory environment

    • Storage monitoring and performance tuning

  • Experience managing and administering Veritas NetBackup systems and backup schedules

  • Experience with scripting technologies such as PowerShell

  • Working knowledge of Unix or Linux based operating systems

  • Working knowledge of Distributed File System (DFS)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills when interacting with customers, leadership, and teammates

  • Ability to mentor junior team members

  • Ability to complete complex projects with minimal direction

  • Experience working independently to support a 24/7/365 mission environment

  • Experience contributing to deliverables and meeting performance metrics

  • Experience coordinating with senior management and customers

  • Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP)


  • Bachelor's degree with 8 or more years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 6 or more years

  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, additional years of relevant experience may be substituted

Security Clearance:

  • Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required

  • TS/SCI with a Poly is required for this position or TS/SCI and willingness to obtain a Poly

Pay Range:

Pay Range $84,500.00 - $152,750.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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